PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Reaches Over 2.2M Concurrent Players, PUBG 1.0 In The Works
Last week, the unconventionally-named Battle Royale shooter PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds recorded nearly 2 million concurrent players, proceeding to break the 2M mark on October 11, and peaking at 2,279,084 concurrent players on Saturday, October 14th. Along with a steadily-growing playerbase, the widely-popular shooter has also seen a rise in cheaters. According to a Tweet by BattlEye, the anti-cheat software has banned over 322,000 PUBG cheaters, that’s more than twice the reported number of bans for September.
We are currently banning at a rate of 6K-13K per day, nearly 20K within the last 24 hours alone. The vast majority is from China.
— BattlEye (@TheBattlEye) October 13, 2017
Bluehole is also hard at work preparing the game for the official PC launch and the Xbox Game Preview launch later this year. Both versions will include the new vaulting and climbing system, a new desert map, new vehicles, and a 3D replay feature. The upcoming features are currently being tested on an internal build but will also be made available on the test servers in the coming months. More details available on the official dev blog.